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Ryanair B737 crash lands in Ciampino after a birdstrike

Nov 11 2008

On Nov. 10, at 07.56 LT, a Ryanair B737 serialled EI-DYG, flying from Frankfurt to Rome as FR4102 suffered a serious bird strike during the final approach to the RWY 15 of the Rome-Ciampino airport. The aircraft, carrying 166 passengers, ...

The Troupe Azzurra

Nov 04 2008

“Troupe Azzurra” is the artistic name under which the team of photographers and video operators belonging to the CPA (Centro Produzione Audiovisivi) of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF), is known as. The “Troupe” was born in 1979 and ...

Podcast: Contrails or Chemtrails?

Nov 04 2008

Podcast 2: Contrails or Chemtrails?

Podcast: Airshows above the surface of the water

Oct 31 2008

Podcast 1: Airshows above the surface of the water

Flight Line Internet Radio

Oct 30 2008

I’ve recently started a contribution with FLIR, the Flight Line Internet Radio. I provide comments and articles dealing with the world of aviation that are aired by the first Internet-based radio station dedicated to aviation enthusiasts. FLIR is a radio ...

"Mammaiut": all the ItAF HH-3Fs grounded

Oct 28 2008

“Mammaiut” is the historical motto of the Soccorso Aereo (SAR, Search And Rescue) of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force, ItAF). It is shouted by the personnel of the 15° Stormo during official ceremonies in place of the “Ghere ...

Military Aviation

Dec 17 2017
This video shows the weird object as seen from a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet’s ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking...
Dec 15 2017
The composite photo gives a pretty good idea of how the cockpit of supersonic heavy bombers has evolved in about 50 years. With a ...


Oct 27 2017
A B-52 from the 419th Flight Test Squadron was given a new nose art to commemorate the Buff’s involvement in a top-secret te...
Sep 20 2017
Here’s the footage of a RAF Reaper drone unleashing Hellfire missile to stop a public execution in Syria. The news of a succ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Dec 11 2017
A belly landing for a giant C-5 Galaxy. The photo in this post was taken by one of our readers, Tyll Parker, at Travis Air Force B...
Dec 04 2017
“Because I was….inverted!”: Top Gun stunt performed near a Russian strategic bomber. In the last few years, we h...

Rogue States

Dec 15 2017
Are U.S. And Russia in Last-Minute Intelligence Grab Over Syria? International news media has been crackling with reports of inter...
Dec 13 2017
The AC-130 Spectre Gunship Still Plays a Critical Role in America’s Close Air Support Capability. It is large, slow and vulnerab...

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